Paint Splatters and Cookie Sprinkles

Crunch time is severely upon us here in the Stitch To Stitch household.  Christmas is 6 days away and I’m still shopping for those that live under this roof; Baby is due to arrive in a little over 3 weeks (but big sister came almost 2 weeks early!) and we’re just starting to put a nursery together.

I’m on the ball this year, that’s for sure!

The last couple of weeks has been spent frantically Christmas shopping for extended and immediate family, attending holiday parties, decorating for the holidays, carrying out our normal holiday traditions with our four-year old, buying last-minute baby stuff, trying to unearth baby gear from the storage confines of our small house, draft plans to merge 3 functional living spaces into 2, painting in preparation for the merging of spaces and of course sewing, sewing, sewing.

There still feels like so much to do in the next little bit but what gets done gets done and we’ll be fine with what doesn’t.  For those of you who know me in real life, you know that last statement is as much for my benefit as yours.  Yes, I’m working really, really hard on convincing myself of that.  😉

So I apologize for the lack of a Saturday Pattern Sharing yesterday and the seemingly lack of creativity around here.  I’m still here, just crazy busy.  If you need a regular Stitch To Stitch fix make sure to “like” us over on Facebook.

 

Saturday Pattern Sharing 12/11/10

I’m thinking I should find the girliest, most feminine fabric I can in my stash and whip one of these up as a stocking stuff for my husband.  Haha!  But honestly, I think that at some point I’d love to make him one of these but my choices of fabric will be limited to those in camo, hunting or fishing patterns or solid broadcloth.  Silly boy just doesn’t appreciate a good floral in a pretty spring palette.  😉

Today’s pattern is the Contact Lens Case Tutorial posted on Sew, Mama, Sew!

Contact Lens Case

 

Happy Sewing!

Some of My Favorite Things

Looking for some great Etsy stores for Christmas ideas?  Check out some of my favorite places to buy items other than fabric and patterns.  :)

 

By The Bead

 

Itty Bitty Birdy

 

New England Candy Co.

 

Petit Simplicity

 

Simple Jesstures

 

Teton Cocoa Company

 

The Homespun Raven

 

The Mod Dog

 

The Monkey Shop

 

The Sweet Life By Design

 

Please check shop announcements for order deadlines in regards to guaranteed Christmas delivery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Pattern Sharing 12/4/10

Somehow in my bonchitis induced fog last week I completely forgot about a pattern for Saturday.  Oops!

 

In need of a last minute Christmas project for that fabulous baker on your list?  Do you have yet to buy a gift for that certain someone who always seems to have all the last cooking gadgets and gizmos?  If that’s the case, here’s a fantastic pattern that might help.

Maggie over at Smashed Peas and Carrots has a great tutorial for The Double Oven Mitt.

The Double Oven Mitt Tutorial

 

Happy Sewing!